Prumnopitys anglica D.R.Greenw., C.R.Hill et Conran

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN003205


Authors: D. R. Greenwood, C. R. Hill & J. Conran

Rank: species

Reference: Greenwood, D. R., Hill, C. R. & Conran, J. (2013): Prumnopitys anglica sp. nov. (Podocarpaceae) from the Eocene of England. – Taxon 62(3): 565–580.

Page of description: 569

Illustrations or figures: figs 4C, J–K; 5A–I


Holotype BM no. V.46883, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
Figures: figs 4C, J–K; 5A–I

Original diagnosis/description

Diagnosis. Leaf simple, entire, hypodromous, linear to lanceolate, 3–6 mm wide, more than 5 cm long, hypostomatic. Stomatal bands narrow and well defined, individual stomata free and in discontinuous rows. Stomata paratetracytic, with rectangular pores and a Florin ring; polar subsidiary cells not shared and generally extending past their contact with lateral subsidiary cells by more than half their length. Anticlinal walls of epidermal cells pitted, generally straight, rarely undulate.


The specific epithet refers to the fossil coming from England.


Paleogene, Eocene
Bournemouth Freshwater Beds, Branksome Fm.


United Kingdom
Bournemouth, England.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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